[Coco] Is it hopeless...

James Ross jrosslist at outlook.com
Tue Jan 28 01:03:28 EST 2020

Stan Blazejewski wrote:
> I shudder to think how long some of these messages
> would have taken to download at 300 baud :-)

Is 300 baud the same as 300 bps (bits per second)? In essence 30 bytes second?  (8 bit data bytes 2 control bits)

Was 300 baud the de-facto speed back when TTY meant some mechanical typing machine? Is that why it's so slow? Surely even the very first phone lines could carry a signal much faster that 300 bps?


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